Cloud Server Vs. Dedicated Server: Choosing What Works For Your Business
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Setting up the IT component of any business presents its challenges and requires a great deal of planning. The first (and maybe most important) consideration is whether to go with a locally-ho…

Ransomware: What It Is & How To Remove It From Your Computer
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Ransomware is malware that takes over your computer and holds it hostage ​and demands payment before your computer will function properly again. Ransomware seizes control of the computer, can …

Cyber Security Tips That Will Keep Your Business Safe While Traveling
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If you have your own business, travel is often an important part of keeping that business growing. On top of the business trips are the well-deserved vacations you need to relax, unwind, recha…

Understanding Malware: How Cyber-Criminals Launch Their Attacks
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The internet is full of bad actors—people with malicious intent out to steal your information and use it in potentially costly ways. A new study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and Inte…

CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information
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Nerds Hosting uses CloudFlare to power certain aspects of our hosting infrastructure, and thus we felt it important to share some thoughts on the CloudFlare bug that was exposed last week. Unf…

Don’t let your heart bleed over Heartbleed
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It’s a good thing when a technology vulnerability gets enough attention that it is patched quickly and methodically. However, it may also raise undue concern due to its complex nature an…

How The Onion’s Google Apps Was Hacked and How to Prevent it From Happening to You
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A couple of weeks ago, a satirical online publication, The Onion, had their Google Apps and Twitter account hacked. They could have simply acknowledged the attack and insisted measures were be…

Identity Theft Tactics – be aware and protect yourself
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Identity Theft is a horrible experience to go through. Just ask anyone who has been victimized. It can takes many years to arrive at a full recovery. So it makes sense to be vigilant about bei…

Do you have one of the 80 million unsecured routers?
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In the midst of all the security alerts you and we receive on a regular basis, this one stands out and you can and should take immediate action. Router manufacturers whose products are affecte…